An Initiative of the International Youth Foundation

Lisa Jones

2015 Laureate Global Fellows

Lisa Jones | July 22, 2015
Meet the 2015 Laureate Global Fellows —20 change makers under 30 years of age who have developed innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. In 2014 alone, initiatives founded by these...

The Youth-led Agriculture Renaissance

Lisa Jones | June 18, 2015
For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. The demographic fueling urbanization the most is youth, who are 40% more likely than older generations...

New Funds Help Grow Community Garden Project in Mexico

Lisa Jones | June 12, 2015
Nearly 50 YouthActionNet alumni from across Mexico recently competed for special funding to strengthen their ventures, thanks to a generous donation from Mexican businessman José Ortega. The winning...

Communications Experts Help Youth-led Ventures in Peru Build their Brands

Lisa Jones | June 8, 2015
Social entrepreneurs are known for developing creative, agile solutions to everyday challenges. They excel at accomplishing great impact with few resources—and their potential to grow and...

Students Gain Experience as Consultants for Youth-Led Social Ventures

Lisa Jones | April 24, 2015
Taufan Putra is a YouthActionNet alumni and founder of Amartha Microfinance —an organization that improves the lives of low-income rural women and families in Indonesia through small business...

Women Using #STEM for Change

Lisa Jones | April 8, 2015
On March 8 th , more than 1,000 global events took place in celebration of International Women’s Day. This year’s theme, #makeithappen , was a call to action for recognizing and advancing...

Solving Africa’s Teacher Shortage, The Youth-Led Answer

Lisa Jones | March 19, 2015
In Sub-Saharan Africa, local governments and NGOs alike have invested millions in developing solutions to increase access to quality education for Africa's young people--the majority of whom...

Gifts to Feel Good About

Lisa Jones | December 9, 2014
As we enter the holiday season, many struggle to find meaningful gifts that can be cherished not only for what they are, but the hope and possibility that they bring. Below you will meet 16 Fellows...

The Transformative Power of Networks

Lisa Jones | November 21, 2014
“We’re learning things that can’t be learned anywhere else.” “I’m asking the hard questions…redefining who I am.” “The world feels like a less...

2014 Laureate Global Fellowship Events

Lisa Jones | October 8, 2014
Qasim is working in Pakistan to encourage history students to examine their textbooks more closely--to understand the other side of every story and to question their assumptions. Yaseen creates open-...